Zip File

A zip file is a file, created by means of compressing any file using the zip format. Such files may be unzipped using any application supporting zip compression. Sometimes such files can only be unzipped using a password, if a password was used during the initial compression.

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Backup Terms Glossary

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  • Simple backup
    “A simple backup is the elementary type of files backup. Each time a compressed archive file is created, the new version of backup file replaces the...”

Backup Software Glossary

Current glossary explains various terms that you may come across while working with Handy Backup or other backup software.

Handy Backup is a backup utility for Windows Servers and PCs that is famous for its flexibility and ease of use.

The glossary contains 173 terms. The current section General IT contains 4 terms.

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  • Hardware key
    “Also called a "dongle". It is a very effective software copy protection device that plugs into a serial, parallel or USB port on the PC. The...”

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